Issa Laye Thiaw

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Issa Laye Thiaw
Born
Issa Laye Thiaw

1943
Sangué, (Thies region), in Senegal
Died10 September 2017[1]
NationalitySenegalese
OccupationHistorian, theologian, author, essayist
Known forSerer religion
Notable work
"La femme Seereer", "La religiosité Seereer, avant et pendant leur Islamisation."

Issa Laye Thiaw (born 1943 at Sangué, Thies region of Senegal, died 10 September 2017, Senegal[1]) is a Senegalese historian, theologian, and author on Serer religion, Serer tradition and history.[1] Born into a Serer family, himself the son of a Serer High Priest (Saltigue), Thiaw is a specialist in the Serer religion. He was a former researcher at the Centre d’études des civilisations (CEC) de Dakar (Centre for Studies in Civilizations of Dakar).[2][3]

Some of Thiaw's works include:

  • Issa Laye Thiaw. La femme Seereer, Sénégal, 2005, Sociétés africaines et diaspora. Edition L'harmattan, ISBN 2-7475-8907-2
  • Issa Laye Thiaw. La religiosité Seereer, avant et pendant leur Islamisation." Dans: Ethiopiques, No. 55 (1992)[4]

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  1. ^ a b c Obituary of Professor Issa Laye Thiaw : "Our special tribute to Professor Issa Laye Thiaw", by The Seereer Resource Centre, Seereer Radio and Seereer Heritage Press. Published: 11th September 2017 [1]
  2. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in French) Enracinement et Ouverture. Plaidoyer pour le dialogue interreligieux, Colloque à la Fondation Konrad Adenauer, Dakar, 23 et 24 juin 2009, p. 4 [2]
  3. ^ The Temple for women initiates: An alternative religious and cultural institution. Fatou K. Camara. University of Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal
  4. ^ János Riesz, Papa Samba Diop, Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink, Ute Fendler, Christoph Vatter. Littératures et sociétés africaines, p483. Gunter Narr Verlag, 2001. ISBN 3-8233-5854-5